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2024 CPT Blog: Part 3

By Natalie Sartori | January 5, 2024
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2024 CPT TRFA Updates We continue our deep dive into the 2024 CPT changes this week with updates to the codes for Transcervical Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids (TRFA). Category III code 0404T Transcervical uterine fibroid(s) ablation with ultrasound guidance, RF has been deleted and a new Category I code 58580 has been created for… Read More »2024 CPT Blog: Part 3

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Social Determinants of Health

By Marcy Blitch | January 2, 2024
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Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. Providers can receive additional reimbursement when they document and address those SDOH that impact a patient’s treatment. CMS finalized coverage of HCPCS code G0136 (administration of a standardized, evidence-based SDOH risk assessment tool, 5-15 minutes) beginning January 1, 2024, In order to report G0136… Read More »Social Determinants of Health

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Charmaine C. Hall

By Jen Jones | December 20, 2023

We were honored to have Charmaine be our inaugural Top Gun Spotlight. Charmaine is the Senior Director of HIM, Coding & Revenue Management Administration at Orlando Health. Here is our interview with her. UASI: What is your mini-biography, your history, how did you get into the industry? Charmaine: My experience began as a manager in… Read More »Charmaine C. Hall

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2024 CPT Blog: Part 2

By Natalie Sartori | December 18, 2023
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2024 CPT VBT Updates We continue our deep dive into the 2024 CPT changes this week with a focus on the new established Category I codes and impacted Category III codes for Anterior Thoracic Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) due to increased adoption and utilization. VBT is used to correct scoliosis without spinal fusion using a… Read More »2024 CPT Blog: Part 2

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2024 CPT Blog: Part 1

By Natalie Sartori | December 12, 2023
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2024 E/M Time Revisions The goal of this blog series is to investigate further the changes to CPT in 2024. We’ll begin with E/M time revisions. The Evaluation & Management section saw major changes for office visits in 2021 including assigned “time ranges for E/M codes 99202 – 99205 and 99212 – 99215. In 2023… Read More »2024 CPT Blog: Part 1

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HCC Blog – Part 4

By Kathryn DeVault | December 5, 2023

Continued discussion surrounding the RA/HCC V28 changes. This week we’re going to re-visit a few of the RAF/HCC perceptions to alleviate possible confusion.  Recently, I had a few conversations about RAF/HCCs that leads me to believe there is some misunderstanding about the overall concept of this prospective payment system.  There are two models for HCC… Read More »HCC Blog – Part 4

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CPT 2024 Changes – Here we come!

By Marcy Blitch | December 4, 2023

Here is our cheat sheet for changes you can expect to CPT in 2024. Overview: Here is a quick summary of some of the more significant changes. Evaluation & Management Surgery: Musculoskeletal Surgery: Respiratory System Surgery: Cardiovascular System Surgery: Urinary System Surgery: Female Genital System Surgery: Nervous System Surgery: Eye & Ocular Adnexa Radiology Pathology… Read More »CPT 2024 Changes – Here we come!

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5 Reasons Why Rural Hospitals Should Consider a New Coding Approach

By Staff | November 16, 2023
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Accurate, defensible, compliant coding is essential to the revenue cycle of all healthcare organizations, particularly Critical Access Hospitals which can be located in rural regions of the U.S. Many rural hospitals struggle with how to meet coding needs in a way that’s assessable for their business. Outsourced coding can be a great solution for these… Read More »5 Reasons Why Rural Hospitals Should Consider a New Coding Approach

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